Presents the first-person accounts of 12 infamous graffiti writers of the 1970s.
— Fast Co.Design
With panoramic photographs by Henry Chalfant, a producer of the 1983 documentary Style Wars, and first-person accounts captured by former graffiti artist Sacha Jenkins, Training Days opens a window onto the hidden practice of these artists.
— Public Art Review
What comes across most clearly is the power of the human spirit. In a volume only six inches by eight inches, photographs add flavor but, unlike most graffiti books, the words dominate.
— Rock & Rap Confidential
A fascinating primer on graffiti writers and culture. Readers interested in the birth of hip-hop, urban culture, or modern art will find this work especially engrossing …The ultimate fascination lies in the artists' dissection and analyses of their own styles and those of their contemporaries. Readers may be surprised by the careful thought and planning that the execution of each piece entailed.
— Library Journal
Henry Chalfant is a photographer and videographer most notable for his work on graffiti, breakdance, and hip-hop culture.
Sacha Jenkins is a former New York graffiti writer turned journalist. He is the co-founder of the seminal hip hop magazine ego trip as well as coauthor of the bestselling authorized biography of Eminem, The Way I Am.